Nearly six percent of men support the Sweden Democrats, according to the unreleased poll by polling institute Sifo…
Of those questioned, 3.6 percent said they supported the Sweden Democrats, but among men 5.9 percent said they supported the party. This put them ahead of the Christian Democrats (4.4 percent), the Left Party (4.7), the Green Party (5.0), the Centre Party (5.6) and almost level with the Liberal Party (6.0).
Evidently there is a gender gap here, since only 1.4 percent of women find Sverigedemokraterna congenial.
…“I have not previously seen such a big gap between men and women. It is remarkably big,” said political expert Anders Sannerstedt at Lund University…
Sannerstedt said he expected the party to continue winning ground from the other parties.
“In the 2010 election it is quite possible that they exceed the four percent threshold needed to win seats in the Riksdag. Of course, things can change quickly, but it’s heading in that direction,” he said.
Sannerstedt says the party has become more house-trained of late, toning down links to neo-Nazis and racism.
So is The Local saying that they still have links to neo-Nazis and racism?
…After all, these newly “house-trained” people are “launching an “anti-immigration” campaign, says The Local.
The far right Sweden Democrats party is to unleash a new national campaign attacking ‘mass immigration’, reports Sydsvenskan.
The publicity drive will include up to half a million newspapers, public meetings and a synchronised series of motions in the councils where the party has representatives.
There’s that “far right” designation again. In the US, that’s code for “extremists” and “fundamentalists.” On the other hand, in the MSM here, the left is never extreme. They are called “activists,” which automatically means “involved, caring citizens.”
But how are we to understand this campaign attacking ‘mass migration’? Sounds racist, doesn’t it?
Press spokesman Mattias Karlsson told Sydsvenskan that the point of the campaign against immigration is twofold: first to remind the public of the “enormous problem” and secondly to present a “more toned down” image of the party.
“People still think that we want to throw out all immigrants,” said Karlsson.
In fact, he pointed out, the party merely wants “a massive reduction” in the number of immigrants coming to Sweden.
Oh. Is that all? Well, many Americans feel the same way about our flood of immigrants. Does that mean we’re “attacking” also?
I don’t know, let me just ask this illegal alien passing by…I’m sure I’ll get an objective opinion…
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Additionally, the party is calling for local councils to ditch their diversity policies and for a block on funding of immigrant organisations. The use of other languages in schools should also be banned, says the party.
That’s pretty extreme by our multi culti standards. Why don’t they make all these people learn Spanish? Now there’s a solution for you. Instead of an indigenous language or an immigrant language, everybody – ethnic Swedes and immigrants – could learn some new language. Maybe Italian. Italian is so wonderful for yelling.
And here we go again, in case you missed it:
A recent poll revealed that the Sweden Democrats could soon be the third most popular party among Swedish men, with nearly six percent saying they support the far right organisation.
Is that good news or a warning? Let’s see who the Local quotes as an authority:
Speaking to Dagens Nyheter, Ulla Ekström von Essen, historian and contributor to a Board of Integration report on the Sweden Democrats, warned that the party is using its council representation as a springboard for spreading its anti-immigration message.
“For the first time in Sweden we have a populist xenophobic political movement in the local councils, built on the premise that the municipalities’ problems are immigrants’ fault,” she said.
That’s no example to set for the immigrants. For shame…
Hat tip: The Bulldog
*Credit goes to Conservative Swede for the neologism, “kafircon.” I only wish I’d thought of it first.